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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2003
  • pp: 2500–2502

Enhanced second-harmonic generation from planar photonic crystals

J. P. Mondia, H. M. van Driel, W. Jiang, A. R. Cowan, and Jeff F. Young  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 24, pp. 2500-2502 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.002500


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Abstract

Strongly enhanced second-harmonic generation is observed from a two-dimensional square lattice GaAs/AlGaAs photonic crystal waveguide when the fundamental beam, the second-harmonic beam, or both beams resonantly couple to a leaky eigenmode. P -polarized second-harmonic spectra are obtained for s -polarized, 150-fs pump pulses that are tuned from 5000 to 5600 cm-1 and directed along the Γ–X direction of the crystal for various angles of incidence. Compared with off-resonant conditions, enhancements of >1200× in the second-harmonic conversion are observed for resonant coupling of both the fundamental and the second-harmonic fields to leaky eigenmodes. The angular and spectral positions of the peaks are in good agreement with simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab

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J. P. Mondia, H. M. van Driel, W. Jiang, A. R. Cowan, and Jeff F. Young, "Enhanced second-harmonic generation from planar photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 28, 2500-2502 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-24-2500


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